Since the industrial revolution in the UK manufacturing has been stuck in a downward spiral with economies of scale pushing mass production over to the far east, a process that has contributed to social instability and mass unemployment. Reynolds is a company that was founded during the boom period of the industrial revolution in the industrial city of Birmingham, both the factory and its workforce has witnessed the heigh of British manufacturing along with the near complete demise. This series documents the factory and it's almost unchanged process, along with the skilled workforce that is needed to work the machinery. This unchanged process that now serves the artisans left behind from the manufacturing migration to the far east leaving Reynolds at the foundation of a unique British cottage industry of bespoke frame builders producing bicycles for cyclists the world over.


Featured in issue 15 of Boneshaker Magazine, September 2014.

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